Laurel Park, North Carolina

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Laurel Park, North Carolina

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High Points

Laurel Park strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Laurel Park Low Property Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Laurel Park College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Laurel Park Well-Paid Single Women
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 7% Laurel Park Low Violent Crime
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Laurel Park Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Laurel Park Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Laurel Park People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Laurel Park Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Laurel Park, North Carolina

Comparing Laurel Park to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 3 1
Male Share of the Population 1 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 9 10

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Laurel Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles S of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Henderson
Standard Zip Codes 28739
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.313
Longitude -82.493

Laurel Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 56.6 inches
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 49 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
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Laurel Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,835 100%
Male 822 44.8%
Female 1,013 55.2%
Under 18 233 12.7%
18+ 1,602 87.3%
65+ 735 40.1%
Median Age 58.6
Average Family Size 2.42
White 1,807 98.5%
African-American 9 0.5%
Asian 5 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 12 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.5%

Estimated Laurel Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,083
Growth 248
Growth % 13.5%

Laurel Park Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 19.9%
German 17.9%
US/American 15.1%
Irish 8.4%
Scottish 5%
Scotch-Irish 4.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Polish 2.7%
Italian 2.6%
Swedish 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
British 2.1%
Dutch 2.1%
Russian 1.7%
Welsh 1.5%
Swiss 1.1%
Norwegian 0.7%
Danish 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
European 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Arab/Arabic 0.6%
Albanian 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Laurel Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hendersonvlle (28739)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Laurel Park 1,835 $59,118
Biltmore Forest 1,440 $152,654
Brevard 6,789 $44,489
Fletcher 4,185 $51,688
Hendersonville 10,420 $39,111
Saluda 575 $47,188
Tryon 1,760 $44,485
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